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Rational Security: The 'Ready, Aim, Fire Everyone!' Edition

President Trump removes two independent inspectors general, including the one at the center of his impeachment. The acting Navy Secretary is out after he removed the captain of an aircraft carrier who complained that his sailors were at risk from the coronavirus. And despite health concerns, Wisconsin goes ahead with elections, offering a test case for November.


The Lawfare Podcast: China, Technology and Global Supply Chains with the Cyberspace Solarium Commission

March 11 marked the launch of the official report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The commission is a bicameral, bipartisan, intergovernmental body created by the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, and charged with developing and articulating a comprehensive strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace.

Federal Law Enforcement

What Happens If the Trump Administration Designates Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations?

The move would allow the president to implement several criminal and financial penalties against those groups and their members—but the measures will not necessarily help the federal government combat the cartels. 


The Lawfare Podcast: The United Nations and the Coronavirus Crisis

The devastating effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 are being felt in nearly every corner of the world, with little regard for national borders or boundaries. In many ways, this makes it the exact sort of transnational threat that the United Nations is supposed to help address, yet the response across various U.N. institutions has been inconsistent at best. To understand how the United Nations is responding to the coronavirus crisis and why, Scott R. Anderson spoke with two people who know it like few others: U.N. Resident Correspondent and CBS News Analyst Pamela Falk, and U.N.

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Is Twitter Using the Health Emergency to Settle Political Scores?

Nate Jones and I dig deep into Twitter’s decision to delete Rudy Giuliani’s tweet (quoting Charlie Kirk of Turning Point) to the effect that hydroxychloroquine had been shown to be 100% effective against the coronavirus, which also alleged that Gov. Whitmer (D-MI) had threatened doctors prescribing it out of anti-Trump animus.


Fault Lines: Combating Extremism with Farah Pandith

Fault Lines welcomes Farah Pandith, first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities and author of "How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat." What role do young people have to play in countering extremism? Where do we stand in the war on terror? Has America invested enough in soft power? What does Harry Potter have to do with it?

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